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A Classic West Virginia Resort Returns to its Roots

A Classic West Virginia Resort Returns to its Roots Once commonplace in society, the ultra-luxurious retreats of the South were in abundance and served as the ultimate vacation spot for the well-to-do. Often found in off-the-beaten-track locales, such as sprawling alongside a private beach or set atop a lonely mountaintop,...

The Accidental Chef Travels: St. Martin on a budget

The Accidental Chef Travels: St. Martin on a budget It was just a few months ago that I found myself, once again, with itchy feet. I needed to go somewhere warm and tropical, and I needed to get there as soon as possible. I ran the idea by the hubby, who is always up for a last-minute jaunt, especially when we're talking...

From Dawn Til' it's Gone: Hilo Farmer's Market is a must-visit

From Dawn Til' it's Gone: Hilo Farmer's Market is a must-visit Whenever I travel, I make a point of hunting down the local farmers market. I'm obsessed with them. Whether I'm nibbling fresh-from-the-oven baguette in Southwest France, chomping down on a grilled sausage sandwich topped with Walla Walla onions in Washington State, or...

Roadside Barbecue: St. Martin Style

Roadside Barbecue: St. Martin Style I'm a Southern gal through and through, and one thing we country folks know is our barbecue. For us, a platter of grilled ribs or chicken is our sole reason to exist. We can't live without it, and we take great pride in executing our seasoned meats with our own unique...

Wine, Dine and Raft Your Way Along Idaho's Snake River

Wine, Dine and Raft Your Way Along Idaho's Snake River What better way to spend an adventure-filled whitewater rafting trip along Idaho's Hell's Canyon (the deepest gorge in North America) than to experience it while sampling an array of Oregon Pinot Noir's and delicious cuisine whipped up on-site by a renown executive chef? ...

Sustainble Farming Program in Uganda Offers Hope and Help

Sustainble Farming Program in Uganda Offers Hope and Help Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) in Uganda is well-known throughout the world as the home for nearly half of the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas. However, gorillas are no longer the only entity on Uganda's endangered list. Bwindi's local...

Lady in the House: Chef Anne-Sophie Pic's Simple Elegance

Lady in the House: Chef Anne-Sophie Pic's Simple Elegance As someone who has done her fare share of cooking, I have mad respect for anyone undertaking the daily grind of working in a professional kitchen, let alone running one. Yet as a woman, I can't help but revel just a wee bit more in the achievements of the many female chefs...

Eco-Friendly HALL Wines Earns Gold LEED Certification

Eco-Friendly HALL Wines Earns Gold LEED Certification The first time I tasted HALL Cabernet Sauvignon, I will nibbling a cheese plate bar side at Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar. After asking our bartender sommelier for his recommendation for a big, hearty red, he poured me a taste of the 2005 HALL Cab. Is that black cherry...

Mile High Dining Club: Air France

Mile High Dining Club: Air France Welcome to the first installment of the Mile High Dining Club where I'll be exploring and reviewing all things delicious (and perhaps not so) in the air, on the tracks, and on the ground. As airlines continue to cut more services, the bygone Pan American days of bottomless...

Element Hotels: made for do-it-yourself foodies

Element Hotels: made for do-it-yourself foodies Back in 2006, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. made a bit of history when it launched the first hotel brand that requires all of its hotels to pursue LEED certification. Element Hotels, which are designed for longer stays and come complete with multi-purpose,...

The Accidental Chef Travels: A culinary journey through Southwest France

The Accidental Chef Travels: A culinary journey through Southwest France "Here's to those who show up", cookbook author and artisan chef Kate Hill announces as we raise our glass of Baron D'Ardeuil Buzet (a Merlot blend) to toast the fruits of our afternoon labor. Yet, labor might be considered a misnomer, since by no means did I consider those...

A Super Dining Option at Westin Hotels and Resorts

A Super Dining Option at Westin Hotels and Resorts Many of us travelers have had more than our fare share of average hotel dining experiences, especially when it comes to breakfast. I mean, let's face it. How inspiring can a continental breakfast buffet of day-old scones and room temperature yogurts really be? Toss in the...

The Maitre d' of Cheese

The Maitre d' of Cheese I must confess. I want Carolyn Stromberg's job. She spends all day surrounded by stinky cheese, nibbling away her work hours immersed in plethora of funkiness. There's no three-walled office cubicle for this former Cowgirl Creamery apprentice. Only a butcher's block and a...

The Accidental Chef Travels: An Introduction

The Accidental Chef Travels: An Introduction This post is the first installment of my culinary travel feature column, "The Accidental Chef Travels". Come join me to discover all that's delicious! I think the best way to introduce myself is to begin with the basics. I grew up in an unusual family -- part West...

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Where was your photo taken? At the 17th Street Farmer's Market in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. I'm a produce stand junkie. As soon as market season begins, you can find me sifting through piles of fresh veggies, meats and other locally made delicacies nearly every...

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